Lhasa, Tibet, China

Potala Palace in Lhasa -Tibet
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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 7 days
Maximum number of people: 6
Location: Lhasa
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Sichuan China Travel Service (License No.L-SC-C100012) is the largest travel agency in Sichuan province of China. It offers award-winning travel services including accommodation, food, transportation, sightseeing, shopping, entertainment, consulting, passport and visa, booking for international and domestic flight tickets. Well trained and skilled staff strive to keep customers happy. English, Japanese, Germany, French, Thai and other language speaking tour guides are available.
From the Liubei and Wuhou Temples in Chengdu you can quickly reach Lhasa. From there you will embark a discovery of the Baiju Monastery also called of the ‘ten-thousands Buddhas’ and explore the Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet.
What’s included

Price per person based on 6 people and 4-star facility hotels, no tour guide on train. A different price may be applied if the tour is booked for the months of July, August and October.

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  • Return airfares from Chengdu to Lhasa
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Entrance fees
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • 5 nights twin share accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts and 9 meals
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Airport pick up and send off
  • Insurance coverage of RMB300,000
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Yamdrok Lake (also known as Yamdrok Yumtso or Yamzho Yumco; Tibetan: ཡར་འབྲོག་གཡུ་མཚོ་, Wylie: yar-‘brog g.yu-mtsho, ZYPY: Yamzhog Yumco; Chinese: 羊卓雍錯湖; pinyin: Yángzhuō Yōngcuò Hú) is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet (28°56′N 90°41′E). It is over 72 km (45 mi) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake has an outlet stream at its far western end.

Around 90 km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northeast. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess.

Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people, the principle being that they are the dwelling places of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers. Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes, thought to be divinatory; everyone makes pilgrimages there. It is considered sacred as one of the four “”Great Wrathful Lakes”” guarded by the goddess Dorje Gegkyi Tso. The others such lakes are Lhamo La-tso, Namtso and Manasarovar. The lake is revered as a talisman and is said to be part of the life-spirit of the Tibetan nation. The largest lake in southern Tibet, it is said that if its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.

The lake, its islands, and the surrounding area are closely associated with Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, who brought Buddhism to Tibet in 8th century AD. The lake is home to the famous Samding Monastery which is on a peninsula jutting into the lake. This monastery is the only Tibetan monastery to be headed by a female re-incarnation. Since it is not a nunnery, its female abbot heads a community of about thirty monks and nuns. Samding Monastery is where Samding Dorje Phagmo, the most important female incarnate Lama in Tibet, stayed and presided, and stands to the south of Lake Yamdrok Yumtso.

Today, both pilgrims and tourists can be seen walking along the lake’s perimeter. One of the lake’s islands contains an old fort or castle called Pede Dzong.

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